Welcome from the Chair of the PTA
It’s been so lovely to reconnect, smile and chat to so many of you. For those of you that don’t know me yet I’d like to introduce myself and our wonderful PTA committee.
My name is Cathie and I’ve been a parent at Newburgh School for ten years! (The poor staff!) I’m passionate about life and making the most of it, I’m just a big kid at heart. My eldest Jack is 13, Louis is in Year 6 and my youngest Summer is in Year 4. As Chair of the PTA my role is to build relationships with parents and teachers, so together we can plan fantastic events not only to raise money but have a brilliant time doing it!
We are a friendly bunch and we'd love to meet you at our next meeting on Wednesday 12th January at 6.30pm.
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Amazon Smile to support the PTA
Are you planning on starting your Christmas shopping? Our PTA have set up an Amazon Smile account so when you shop online using your existing Amazon account, Amazon donates 0.5% of the net purchase price of eligible purchases to our PTA, raising funds for our wonderful School. This will be all year round not just at Christmas time. You just need to follow these steps to activate your Amazon smile account.
- Go To - https://smile.amazon.co.uk/ch/1097341-0
- Log in to your account and then Search and Select;
Newburgh Ce Primary School Pta
- Follow the steps to register. You are now ready to shop if you just use the amazon webpage to place your order, HOWEVER if you use the Amazon app the next step is crucial.
- Activate your smile account on your Amazon app;
- Log out of your app and then log back in to allow it to update.
- Go into Menu → Settings → Amazon Smile →Turn On Amazon Smile. (If your App doesn’t show Amazon Smile in settings, leave it for a few hours and repeat step 4.)
- Please share this document with other family members so they can support our school whilst they shop.
Fundraising Projects 2021-2022
This school year there are two projects we would like to raise funds for. The first is to turn our wildlife area into a Spiritual Garden. A Spiritual Garden would offer children and our community a space to reflect and enjoy the peace and quiet of a garden. We would like to include sensory stimulating items such as wind chimes or fragrant plants. Currently the area is overgrown and not utilised fully. We hope this work will create an additional area of our incredible outside space for school to use.
We would also like to replace the furniture in the Willow Dome as this is in need of repair.
AGM - 6th October 2021
The meeting attendees were all warmly welcomed.
The fundraising of the last 12 months was acknowledged and celebrated. While events were not possible the following activities did take place:
Christmas Cards - £80.00
Santa Dash - £1471.00
Mother’s Day Hamper - £725.00
Father’s Day Hamper - £328.00
Amazon Smile - £192.35
100 Club - £1560.00
A total of £4356.35 was raised last year – a phenomenal achievement.
Mrs Fowler gave a summary of what the school would like to raise funds for next. School would like to develop the wildlife area at the top of the playground and turn this into a spiritual garden for children to use. School would also like to develop and improve the orchard area of the school grounds. There is also a plan to start a camera club for juniors for which cameras will need to be purchased.
Fundraising ideas for the Autumn term were discussed and the following ideas put forward:-
Donut sales – already in progress, order forms have been sent home.
Christmas cards – Lisa Hope to order packs from Cauliflower Cards to be distributed to all children ASAP for them to design a Christmas card that parents can purchase as cards, wrapping paper, mugs etc.
Tea Towels – children could draw a self portrait in school to be printed onto tea-towels for parents to purchase. Helen Pletts offered to look into the possibility of this as the lead time for Christmas could be near.
Curry Club – this was the last event that the PTA ran and was extremely popular. Cathie Williams to see if a date in November to run a night with curry and drinks at school is possible.
Wreath Making – Another popular PTA event in which participants create their own traditional Christmas wreath at a workshop at school. Fiona Casey offered to take the lead in organising this event. Note – this event is now booked on Friday 3rd December – save the date!
There was also discussion about the potential for Amazon Smile and the 100 Club to raise a lot of funds for the PTA with relatively little effort. With Amazon Smile a percentage is donated to the PTA every time people shop with Amazon. With the arrival of Christmas it was felt that this could raise quite a bit of revenue if all families signed up. With this in mind the instructions to sign up will be distributed again using various means of communication.
The 100 Club is the lottery, currently raising £130 per month for the PTA. Members buy numbers to be entered into a draw each month (£1 per number). The winning number wins £25 with a bonus £50 draw in December.